So Strong; yet so calm: Mary's Choice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jehovah's Witnesses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What do you get when you cross
an Atheist
Jehovah's Witnesses?

Amber & Allison
Children who ring your doorbell
just stand there.

Jehovah's Witnesses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Jehovah's Witnesses emphasize use of God's biblical name, represented in the original texts by the Tetragrammaton, and in English they prefer to use the name, Jehovah. They believe that Jehovah is the only true God, the creator of all things, and the "Universal Sovereign". They believe that all worship should be directed toward him, and that he is not part of a Trinity;  consequently, the religion places more emphasis on God than on Christ. They believe that the holy spirit is God's power or "active force" rather than a person.

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, that everything else was created by means of Christ, and that the initial unassisted act of creation uniquely identifies Jesus as God's "only-begotten Son".  Jesus served as a redeemer and a ransom sacrifice to pay for the sins of mankind.  They believe Jesus died on a single upright torture stake rather than the traditional cross.  They believe that references in the Bible to the Archangel Michael, Abaddon (Apollyon), and the Word all refer to Jesus.  Jesus is considered to be the only intercessor and high priest between God and mankind, and appointed by God as the king and judge of his kingdom.  His role as a mediator (referred to in 1 Timothy 2:5) is applied to the 'anointed' class, though the 'other sheep' are said to also benefit from the arrangement.


I asked Amber and Allison how they would answer the question:
Did God have Mary's permission having that child?

Amber answered:
"Yes.  God blessed Mary with his child; agreed to be God's slave/servant."

Then we disagreed over the definition of "slave" and "servant."
That topic ending with no answer when I then asked:
"Do you believe women should be subservient to their husbands?"

Allison asked if she could come back Thursday for us to discuss this more?

I said, "sure."  
Honestly don't think she's going to show?

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